Peter Bach on Drug Pricing: "A System So Broken Even a Child Could Manipulate It"
The U.S. medical system is designed to extract tolls from patients all along their health-care journeys, with disregard for whether or not they get to a place of better health.
But Dr. Bach shows some promising quality improvement projects that are helping to bring accountability into the health-care system.
This article in Scope describes Dr. Peter Bach's talk at the Medicine X conference, where he discussed three of the major toll takers in the system - pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and researchers - and how the public's wielding of a growing body of health-care data could be used to reign in a process that is driven more by profit than health outcomes.
Read the full article here.